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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
A legacy of life-saving research and humane animal care


Clay Stevens, Daniel Nicolalde and Gabe Gottfredsen

The WNPRC’s electronic health record (EHR) system stores comprehensive animal health data as well as facilitates efficient communications throughout the center. This system also provides researchers the ability to store research data in order to link it to the historical health data from the entire colony. The EHR Services (ES) Unit is primarily responsible for maintaining and improving the EHR system.

The EHR system functions as the “operating system” of WNPRC by providing health and biomedical research data to all staff and researchers associated with WNPRC. The ES unit is dedicated to work with all units within WNPRC to gather needs and requirements in order to to further expand the capabilities of the EHR system. The unit staff has collaborated on couple of manuscripts by developing queries for summaries of longitudinal data on all animals housed in WNPRC. Additionally, the ES unit will continue to advocate code sharing between NPRCs with Project MergEHR, any changes made to the based EHR code is presented and shared among the majority of primate centers. The ES unit is planning to continue to increase the footprint and capabilities of the systems within WNPRC.

Services Supported

  • Enabling users to report bugs, issues and request new features.
  • Integration of research data with clinical records.
  • Improving and enhancing the user experience.
  • Increasing data quality by reducing manual data entry.
  • Providing EHR-powered data management and sharing capabilities to WNPRC investigators.

Key Personnel

Name Position Phone E-mail
F. Daniel Nicolalde, Ph.D. Unit Head, Senior Information Processing Consultant (608) 890-4592  Send email to Dr. Nicolalde
Clay Stevens, M.C.S. Associate Information Processing Consultant (608) 261-1093  Send email to Clay Stevens
Gabe Gottfredsen, B.S. Associate Information Processing Consultant (608) 261-1093 Send email to Gabe Gottfredsen